DGFT Notifications

IEC to Be Abolished; GSTIN to be in Future

DGFT - For the existing IEC holders, necessary changes in the system are being carried out by DGFT so that their PAN becomes their IEC. DGFT system will undertake this migration and the existing IEC holders are not required to undertake any additional exercise in this regard....

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Revised ITC(HS) code 2017 for all export import related transactions

DGFT - In exercise of powers conferred by Section 5 of the Foreign Trade (Development & Regulation) Act, 1992 (as amended from time to time) read with paragraph 2.01 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-2020, the Central Government hereby notifies Indian Trade Classification (Harmonised System) of Import Items, 2017...

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How to know MEIS rate for your Product and Country of Export

DGFT - MEIS reward rates (2%/3%/5%) specified for export of notified goods to notified markets [categorized into 3 groups, viz. Country Group A, B and C] as a percentage of realized FOB value in free foreign exchange. Now Readers may be willing to know how to know the rate of MEIS for the country they are exporting. In this article we are explai...

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Highlights of Foreign Trade Policy 2015-2020 + Download FTP

DGFT - Earlier there were 5 different schemes (Focus Product Scheme, Market Linked Focus Product Scheme, Focus Market Scheme, Agri. Infrastructure Incentive Scrip, VKGUY) for rewarding merchandise exports with different kinds of duty scrips with varying conditions (sector specific or actual user only) attached to their use. ...

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DGFT Specifies documents required for Export and Import

DGFT - Vide Notification No. 114 (RE-2013)/2009-2014, dated 12th Mar’15, DGFT has prescribed following documents(only three in number) which shall be mandatory for the import/export of goods: For export: o Bill of Lading/Airway Bill ; o Commercial Invoice cum Packing List (Separate Commercial Invoice and Packing List would also be accep...

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DGFT creates GST Facilitation Cell for exporters

DGFT - DGFT has constituted a GST facilitation cell in DGFT Headquarters to assist and advice exporters , trade and industry for smooth transition from present regime to GST regime w.e.f. 1st July 2017....

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Salient features of Merchandise Export from India Scheme (MEIS)

DGFT - The Government of India has introduced Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS) through the Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) 2015-20 w.e.f. April 1, 2015. It seeks to promote export of notified goods manufactured/ produced in India....

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DGFT Launches online payment facility for application fees through Credit/ Debit Cards

DGFT - Visa / Master Card Credit card transaction: 1.45% of payment amount per transaction. Visa / Master Card/Rupay Debit Card transactions: For transactions upto Rs.2000/- : 0.75% of payment amount per transaction. For transactions above Rs.2000/- : 1.00% of payment amount per transaction....

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Foreign Trade Policy 2015-2020 Unveiled

DGFT - The new five year Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-20 provides a framework for increasing exports of goods and services as well as generation of employment and increasing value addition in the country, in keeping with the Make in India vision of Prime Minister....

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DGFT and Enforcement Directorate Sign MoU on Foreign Exchange Data Sharing

DGFT - The Enforcement Directorate today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) for sharing of foreign exchange realization data. This data is also known as eBRC (Electronic Bank Realization Certificate) data....

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Review Petition admitted as assessments u/s. 158BC & 158BD were completed by same officer

Commissioner of Income-tax Vs Dr. T.M. Kuriachan (Kerala High Court) - If the claim of the Revenue that both the assessments were completed by the same officer one under s. 158BC and the other under s. 158BD is correct, then certainly the review has to be allowed as Manish Maheshwari's case (supra) has no application. We, therefore, allow the review petition by recalli...

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Removal of prohibition on export of Pulses till further orders

Notification No. 28/2015-2020 - (15/09/2017) - Toor Dal, Moong and Urad have been made 'free' for export till further orders. The exporter will have to do prior-registration of contracts with APEDA....

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Amendments in SION H-331 for export product Toothbrushes -reg

Public Notice No. 25/2015-2020 - (14/09/2017) - Public Notice No. 25/2015-2020 Import Item at S. No. 2 of SION H 331 has been amended to include Poly Butylene Terephthalate Filament....

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Procedure to be followed for Import under DEEC/EPCG Scheme

Public Notice No. 118/2017 - (11/09/2017) - It has been observed that significant time is being taken in assessment of bills of entry from date of filing in cases where the bills of entry are filed under DEEC/EPCG schemes. The main reason for the same is that the bills of entry do not contain details of registration/bond debit of advance/EPCG...

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Refund of amount on account of double-payment of Customs Duty-Reg.

Public Notice No. 117/2017 - (08/09/2017) - Para 5 of aforesaid Facility Notice provides that on receiving the Refund claim (refund in cases of double/multiple payment of Customs Duty), the proper officer will verify the claim and will cross check the claim in following manner: (a)Verification from the PAO/e-PAO office regarding double/multip...

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DGFT allows Import of 3 Lakh MT of raw sugar under Exim Code 170114

Notification No. 27/2015-2020 - (07/09/2017) - Import of 3 Lakh MT of raw sugar under Exim Code 170114 of Chapter 17 of ITC (HS), 2017—Schedule-1 (Import Policy) is allowed at 25% Customs duty under TRQ. Import of 3 Lakh MT of raw sugar under Exim Code 170114 is allowed to be imported by millers/ refiners at 25% Tariff Duty, through the follow...

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Recent Posts in "DGFT Notifications"

Removal of prohibition on export of Pulses till further orders

Notification No. 28/2015-2020 (15/09/2017)

Toor Dal, Moong and Urad have been made 'free' for export till further orders. The exporter will have to do prior-registration of contracts with APEDA....

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Amendments in SION H-331 for export product Toothbrushes -reg

Public Notice No. 25/2015-2020 (14/09/2017)

Public Notice No. 25/2015-2020 Import Item at S. No. 2 of SION H 331 has been amended to include Poly Butylene Terephthalate Filament....

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Procedure to be followed for Import under DEEC/EPCG Scheme

Public Notice No. 118/2017 (11/09/2017)

It has been observed that significant time is being taken in assessment of bills of entry from date of filing in cases where the bills of entry are filed under DEEC/EPCG schemes. The main reason for the same is that the bills of entry do not contain details of registration/bond debit of advance/EPCG license as the same is required for ext...

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Refund of amount on account of double-payment of Customs Duty-Reg.

Public Notice No. 117/2017 (08/09/2017)

Para 5 of aforesaid Facility Notice provides that on receiving the Refund claim (refund in cases of double/multiple payment of Customs Duty), the proper officer will verify the claim and will cross check the claim in following manner: (a)Verification from the PAO/e-PAO office regarding double/multiple payments for the same Bill of Entry o...

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DGFT allows Import of 3 Lakh MT of raw sugar under Exim Code 170114

Notification No. 27/2015-2020 (07/09/2017)

Import of 3 Lakh MT of raw sugar under Exim Code 170114 of Chapter 17 of ITC (HS), 2017—Schedule-1 (Import Policy) is allowed at 25% Customs duty under TRQ. Import of 3 Lakh MT of raw sugar under Exim Code 170114 is allowed to be imported by millers/ refiners at 25% Tariff Duty, through the following ports in the southern states and cor...

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Raise all queries related to foreign trade related issues on DGFT website

Trade Notice No. 17 (06/09/2017)

Contact@DGFT system has been activated at the DGFT website (www.dgft.gov.in) as a single point contact for resolving all foreign trade related issues. Exporters/Importers are requested to use this facility for resolution of foreign trade related issues either directly concerning DGFT (headquarters or regional offices) or concerning other ...

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Release of duty drawback to exporters after implementation of GST

Public Noties No. 116/2017-JNCH (05/09/2017)

It has been decided that the exporters, who have filed the shipping bills between 01.07.2017 and 26.07.2017 while claiming the higher All Industry Rates (AIRs) under Duty Drawback Scheme viz. rates and caps available under column (4) and (5) of the schedule of All Industry rates of Duty drawback ...

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Algerian Govt suspend direct debit instruction to banks for import of food products / preparations:

Trade Notice No. 16/2015 – 2020- DGFT Notification (01/09/2017)

Companies having exported the above mentioned items to Algeria may check up with their client if all bank formalities mainly the pre- authorized bank direct debit instruction, has been completed before 4th July, 2017....

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Export of preferential quota sugar to USA under TRQ quota extended till 31.10.2017

Public Notice No. 23/2015-2020 (01/08/2017)

The last date of export of raw sugar to USA under TRQ quota for the US fiscal year 2017 (October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017) has been extended till 31.10.2017....

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DGFT enlist APEDA to issue GSP Certificate and Certificate of Origin

Public Notices No. 24/2015-2020 (01/09/2017)

Director General of Foreign Trade hereby authorizes the agency as below to issue GSP Certificate and Certificate of Origin (Non Preferential) under Appendix 2C & 2E: M/s Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA),...

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